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Nov 18, 2012 8:00am EST
are the bugs winning? i'm steve usdin, welcome to "biocentury this week". >>> the introduction of antibiotics in the 1940s transformed medicine. extending and improving millions of lives, for the first time in history, common bacterial infections were no longer death sentences. they also made modern medicine possible invasive surgery, chemotherapy, transplantation, all must protect vulnerable patients from infections. but starting the day the first dose of penicillin was tested bacteria having evolves -- have been evolving launching a never ending war with drug developers and evolution. for decades a continuing treatment of new antibiotics kept humans well ahead of the bugs but
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